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Police blotter: May 11-16, 2016

The crime blotter is compiled from public record and is not confirmed by Martinez Police or any other party unless otherwise stated. Some accounts may be unfounded.

May 11
At 7:50 a.m., someone on Polson Drive reported their white Ford Econoline van was stolen. The van is marked on both sides and in the rear with “Contra Costa Appliance” in orange and black lettering.

At 8:46 a.m., a black man was allegedly throwing a red suitcase at people at the County hospital on Alhambra Avenue.

Grand theft from United Methodist Church on Church Street was reported at 3:41 p.m. The sound system for the church, valued at around $1,000, was allegedly stolen.

At 4:59 p.m. at a clubhouse on Palm Avenue, it was reported someone broke windows in a shed and had possibly been camping there. Items were left behind.

At 5:36 p.m., it was reported the daughter of a neighbor on Arnold Drive “dropped a large rock from the deck above” and hit the reporting party in the back.

May 12
At 8:08 a.m. a male reported he was “jumped” at the marina. He said a white man and two black men took $2 and his shoes before throwing him over the pier. A report was taken, but the subject of the alleged attack refused medical care.

At 8:23 a.m., a man on Corte Tercera called police and stated he didn’t know where he was. Police assisted.

At 2:33 p.m., a suspicious woman, possibly a transient, was reported “staggering around” the area near Martinez Junior High School.

At 3:17 p.m., someone at Wal-Mart was allegedly concealing an item or items in their book bag. An arrest was made, however, the suspect returned to the store around 5:43 p.m. and was reported trespassing. The man was arrested again.

At 4:32 p.m., someone reported finding a backpack outside the Wal-Mart that contained “several credit cards and checks to different people.”

Around 6:53 p.m., a Hispanic female wearing a hospital gown was reported on Castro Street. She was allegedly “making funny movements” and was nearly struck by a vehicle. Police assisted.

At 8:21 p.m., a resident on Escobar Street requested police search their home after a bathroom window in the back of their home was smashed.

May 13
At 12:24 a.m., screaming was heard, and afterward a man was knocking on doors saying he was looking for a female. The man was saying he was bleeding and needed help. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department was notified.

At 6:30 a.m., a security check was requested near Starflower and Arnold drives. Apparently recent auto break-ins had been occurring around the time the garbage truck arrived, possibly covering the sound of breaking glass.

At 9:42 a.m., it was reported a home on Bay View Avenue had been ransacked. The incident had allegedly occurred between 7:20 a.m. and the time it had been discovered.

At 1:14 p.m., a resident requested advice about possible mail theft or mail tampering at the downtown Post Office on Court Street.

At 1:28 p.m. another used syringe was discovered in the Main Street Starbucks bathroom.

A fraud call was allegedly made to a resident on Donegal Way around 1:52 p.m. The caller said the resident’s grandson had been arrested in New Jersey and needed bail money. Thankfully, the caller did not reveal any personal information and reported the incident to police.

A man was allegedly caught stealing bread from Wal-Mart around 7:26 p.m. After being caught, he allegedly was found to be inebriated, and began “screaming” at security.

May 14
Around midnight, someone reported hearing a loud crash on Castro Street. The reporting party saw a small, dark Toyota Corolla with damage driving down Castro Street toward Pacheco, “barely able to drive away.” It was unknown what exactly the vehicle hit, if anything.

A burglary was reported at 8:07 a.m. at an apartment unit on Pacheco Boulevard. The burglary had allegedly occurred sometime within two days prior to the report.

A man at the Riverhouse on Alhambra Avenue called around 10:24 a.m., telling police he was eating, and that he was wanted. He also said he was not in danger of committing suicide. Police assisted.

Around 4:38 p.m., a caller said their daughter’s purse had been stolen in Pleasant Hill, and that GPS showed the phone inside the purse was at the Veteran’s Hall.

Around 9:35 p.m., a woman wearing pajama pants and a grey shirt entered through a reporting party’s doggie door before running out the front door.

May 15
At 1:06 a.m. at Whiskey Lane on Ferry Street, a woman allegedly threw glass at another’s face.

Around 2:09 a.m., a subject on Alhambra Way threw a rock through a window, breaking the window and a fish tank.

At 4:09 p.m., it was reported a dryer was on fire in a backyard on Berrellesa Street. ConFire was notified.

Someone was allegedly assaulted on Ferry Street around 7 p.m. A male purportedly punched someone sitting in a vehicle before running away. The suspect was described as a white male adult, 6’2”, wearing a hat and long sleeve red shirt.

May 16
A vehicle was possibly burgled, with fuel and a credit card potentially missing. The vehicle was discovered around 6:49 a.m. on Alhambra Way, with two windows broken.

Around 11 a.m., it was reported a pitbull “jumped out and attacked” a male passerby. The incident occurred on Pine Street.

A shed at United Methodist Church on Church Street was broken into, as reported at 12:04 p.m.

At 12:38 p.m., a customer at Canton Restaurant on Main Street refused to pay and wouldn’t leave the establishment. An arrest was made.

Someone reported a “large, dead fish at the base of the pier” on Tarantino Drive around 3:30 p.m. The fish was purportedly terribly odorous, and the reporting party determined it was not “in their jurisdiction” to remove the fish from the pier. An outside agency was contacted to handle the ordeal.

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